I studied American women's history at Mount Holyoke College, where I wrote a paper on the work of female social reformers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I also attended the Deerfield archaeological field school, where I learned about Native American history and the interactions of Native American tribes and British colonists. I have tutored American history at both the middle school and high school levels.
I minored in anthropology at Mount Holyoke. While there, I took classes in cultural, economic, and medical anthropology, as well as archaeology and contemporary theory. In my contemporary theory class, I read Marx, Weber, Foucault, and Donna Haraway, among others.
At NYU, I studied museum anthropology. I completed independent research on visitor's responses to the genetics exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. I also published a paper on the class blog about the history of a researcher at AMNH, focusing on the significance of a lantern slide in the museum's collection. In addition, in my museum theory class, I learned a great deal about the history of the discipline.
My interests within the field of anthropology are centered around ancient history, material culture, ritual, and gender roles, as well as genetics and human evolution.
I have completed two archaeological field schools through UMass Amherst: Deerfield (excavated a Native American site in Western Massachusetts) and Poggio Civitate (an Etruscan site near Sienna). I specialized in lab work, particularly cleaning and reconstructing artifacts.
I also spent two weeks excavating Ramat Rachel in Israel, volunteered for the Pompeii Food and Drinks Project (an archaeological survey project), and visited numerous archaeological sites in Greece.
In addition, I studied museum anthropology and conservation at NYU. At Mount Holyoke, I studied Israeli archaeology, Greek and Roman topography, and Greek, Roman and Egyptian art history.
I have a degree in Ancient Studies from Mount Holyoke College, where I specialized in art of the ancient world. I completed advanced coursework on the Greek, Roman and Egyptian cultures. I also completed the Poggio Civitate archaeological field school, which provides a comprehensive background in Etruscan studies. I participated in the Museum Outreach Program, in which I taught elementary school students about ancient history and archaeology. In addition, I wrote papers on the influence of the Peloponnesian War on the dramas of Euripides and on the roles of women in Egyptian society.
Please note, I am unable to provide tutoring in ancient languages.
I have tutored students in English from the elementary school through high school levels. I specialize in helping them to construct strong arguments and craft essays.
I went to a college that stressed strong speaking, arguing and writing (SAW) skills in all subjects. I studied creative writing and was the president of the creative writers guild. When I have written papers jointly, I was always the appointed editor for the group due to my strong grasp of grammar and style.
I have worked with multiple students with organizational issues, including one with special needs. My students have ranged from eighth grade through eleventh. I focus on making sure that they have completed their assignments and are aware of any upcoming tests and projects, as well as encouraging them to write down their homework. I insist that they organize their notebooks regularly. I have also helped them develop research skills and learn to organize their thoughts for large assignments.
I studied theater history for two semesters. I took three years of acting lessons, two of improv comedy and eight years of ballet. I took a course on Italian comedies, including comic operas and commedia dell'arte. I have read and/or watched nearly every Shakespeare play. I have studied Greek theater (especially tragedy) extensively. While in college, I took a course on the cultural context of Greek tragedies. My final paper focused on the influence Athenian politics on Euripides Hecuba.
I went to a college that stressed strong speaking, arguing and writing (SAW) skills in all subjects. I studied creative writing and was the president of the creative writers guild. I have written research papers in myriad subjects, ranging from scientific lab reports to classics, history and art history. When I have written papers jointly, I was always the appointed editor for the group due to my strong grasp of grammar and style.